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Study Abroad

Study-Abroad Opportunities

The Department of German and Scandinavian strongly encourages students pursuing a major or minor in German Language, Literature, and Culture, German Studies, and Scandinavian Studies to participate in a study-abroad program. We especially recommend programs that allow full immersion into the German, or Swedish, or Danish, or Norwegian-speaking world.

Make sure to also check out our website with resources for study abroad and research opportunities:


Houses along the Neckar river in Tübingen. (Photo by Aliya Hall)

Houses along the Neckar river in Tübingen. (Photo by Aliya Hall)

The BW-exchange program, for instance, offers opportunities to study for part of the year or the full academic year at any of the fifteen partner universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg. As one of the oldest study-abroad programs in Oregon it offers classes at all language levels as well as courses and seminars on a wide variety of topics. The Department of German and Scandinavian recognizes most of these classes as applicable towards the major and minor in German Language, Literature, and Culture, or German Studies. You may participate for a semester or for the academic year. Students who want to study abroad during their first year of language training can participate in the Spring Intensive Program (SIP) at the University of Tübingen. SIP-students complete the first two years of college-level German during the spring and summer. Owing to generous support from the Ministry of Education of Baden-Württemberg this is one of the least costly options for students to study abroad.

For more information on these opportunities including the application process consult the study-abroad website, peruse our information form on this program, or look at the informational links below.



Berliner Dom (Photo by Aliya Hall)

Berliner Dom (Photo by Aliya Hall)

This academic summer program of the Freie Universität Berlin offers intensive German language training at various levels of proficiency. Students have the option of also enrolling in a content course in English. The program runs 4 – 6 weeks in the summer. Students can participate in field trips and excursions to Berlin’s abundance of historical and architectural sites, as well as museums and cultural institutions. Most students live with host families. Students are able to earn UO academic credit.


The Berlin Program provides an excellent opportunity for American undergraduates to practice their language skills in an intensive learning environment during the summer months.

For more information consult:

Oslo Opera House, Norway (Photo By Jarrett Nielsen)

Oslo Opera House, Norway (Photo By Jarrett Nielsen)


If you are interested in Scandinavian Studies, the university offers exchange programs in Norway , Denmark
, and Sweden


Internships through IE3 Global offer you the opportunity to gain professional work experience while earning UO academic credit. Internships typically range in length from ten weeks to six months and are available in a variety of private-sector companies, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions around the world. Internships are open to juniors, seniors, graduate students, and post-baccalaureate students.

For more information go to:


Information on programs for students interested in specific topics or subjects, such as “Sustainable Cities and Eco Districts,” “European Identities and Cultures,” Sports Business, Chemistry, Physics, and Math, International Business and Management can be found at . The courses in these programs are taught in English and are not recommended for students whose primary interest is the study of the German language, culture, and literature.



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